About Us

Our Philosophy

Van den Berg Seeds is a family driven and product quality oriented company. The seeds culture which was established back in 1886 is still part of todays business goals: Van Den Berg Seeds develops and sells a small number of premium quality vegetable seeds. We already delivered our vegetable seeds to large professional growers and international seed traders for many years, but now we also deliver our seeds to gardeners throughout the world using our online web shop.

The philosophy of VDB-ProSeeds.com is to make premium quality professional vegetable seeds available to every gardener around the world.

Our Products

We assist growers with vegetable seeds including advice to:

  • Grow high quality fresh market vegetables
  • Create high yields
  • Reduce labour costs

Our tomato hybrids for example, produce plants that are more generative instead of vegetative in its development. That means fewer leaves and more tomatoes. You will save with most of the task of removing unwanted leaves, keeping your fingers cleaner and enjoying gardening more, with an extra bonus of less botrytis in your crop!

Our Service

We have a team of experts for advice on deciding about the best seed varieties in your special situation. Also for growing instructions and for all possible information that our experts can give about vegetable growing in general and in particular about the production of tomato, cucumber, peppers, aubergines/eggplant and melon you can contact our team of experts. This is service is unique and absolutely free of charge for growers large and small and no strings attached. Please mail details of your questions, using the application form in this website.

Our Responsibility

Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative. Our seeds are obtained through classical breeding methods, without using genetic engineering techniques that lead to genetically modified organisms. Please also read our non-gmo statement or visit the safe seed program website of the Council of Responsible Genetics where we are registered.

Our Focus

At present the development of special new hybrids, multi disease resistant, suitable for the production of BIO/ORGANIC crops, is top priority in the VDB team of breeders.

Our Customers

Our customers can be found throughout the world, always looking for the best vegetable seeds for professional and semi-professional usage. Our seeds are known for its trustworthy production, disease tolerances and healthy yield. Moreover, Van den Berg – ProSeeds delivers exactly what you have ordered, in time and meeting with your quality expectations.

Our History

Shortly after MENDEL published his findings in the 19 th century about the laws and phenomenon's in nature that you have to consider when breeding new vegetable varieties, the grandfather of Mr. Van den Berg founded the family seed business in 1886. He was one of the first breeders using the laws of Mendel, improving existing vegetable varieties, breeding new ones, producing and trading the seeds. His son continued the growing business during 50 years, exporting the high quality seeds he produced to many countries.

Following his father's footsteps, his son Arie van den Berg, also has been involved in the seed business for more than 60 years now. After specialising in plant breeding and selection at the Dutch Wageningen University, Arie van den Berg studied practical horticulture in England, in Germany and in France. He started branches of the family seed business also in Spain and Italy. Arie van den Berg is still the current breeder & owner of many new tomato- cucumber-, melon- and pepper varieties and he also has the Breeders Rights of the very first in-vitro produced cucumber variety CAMBIO as well as patents on grafting plantlets in vitro. During his many years in office he was the breeder, the initiator or was directly involved with many developments in horticulture which are now in common practice. Such as:
    • Brussels sprouts CHAMPION, one of the first hybrid sprouts.
    • The first pelleted lettuce seeds.
    • Lettuce DELTA, the first non shooting early summer lettuce for under glass.
    • Cauliflower DELTA for summer in the open.
    • The first bitter free cucumber,the single stem cucumber and cucumber sealing.
    • The violet sweet pepper.
    • The virus free tomato and the Fusarium resistant tomato.
    • The "LONGLIFE" ® and the "VINERIPE"® tomatoes.